Simple Arduino Robot (need help with the basics)
This is my first robot and I am having some difficulty moving forward with the project.
I hope you can help
The project is a simple Arduino obstacle avoidance.
It's based on the J-Bot robot project from Jameco
I purchased the parts from Jameco accept for the 4-WD platform. It was not available so I got the 2-WD one
This is what I have done so far
1. Built the motor shield and connected it to the Arduino
2. Attached the 2 motors and the wheels
As you can see in the photos :
I have 2 battery holders ( one for 6 AA batteries = 9 Volts and the other for 5 AA batteries = 7.5 volts)
I understood from the site that the Arduino should be connected to the 9 Volts (6 AA) and the motor shield to the 7.5 Volts Is this correct?
I don't want to mess things ...
and Is there a way to test the motor shield connected to the Arduino?
This is my first time I solder .. I tried my best to have clear soldering but I am not sure of the result.
I connect the arduino+motor shield to my computer using the USB cable .. the led on the Arduino turned on; but I am not sure about the motor shield ..
Thanks in advance guys for answering my simple questions...